a piece of (one's) mind

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a piece of (one's) mind

One's true thoughts or feelings about something, especially angry or frustrated criticism. Boy, the boss really gave me a piece of his mind during my performance review. This has to have been the worst service I've ever had a restaurant. I'm going to let the waiter have a piece of my mind!
See also: mind, of, piece
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

piece of one's mind

Frank and severe criticism, censure, as in Chuck was furious and gave him a piece of his mind. The word piece here is used in the sense of "portion," but the portion of the mind alluded to always has a negative opinion. [Second half of 1500s]
See also: mind, of, piece
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

a piece of (one's) mind

Frank and severe criticism; censure.
See also: mind, of, piece
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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For, how had he looked when she last saw him in that very room (it was the room in which she had given him that piece of her mind at parting), and what had become of all those crooked lines of suspicion, avarice, and distrust, that twisted his visage then?
A source on the soap said: "When Chantelle gives Shyanna a piece of her mind, she isn't prepared for what she says."
Brad Pitt may be focused on reaching a divorce settlement with Angelina Jolie, but his mother, Jane Pitt, reportedly wants to give his estranged wife a piece of her mind.
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Mrs Barney allegedly 'went to town' right there in the dining room and, despite her state of agitation, gave him a piece of her mind - a donation, Barney says, he could well have done without because - as is the logical progression in any family dispute - 'one thing led to another'.
Angry Sarah goes to give Megan's mum a piece of her mind and then in the Bistro all the Platts unite to rally round Bethany.
My daughter-in-law overheard and gave him a piece of her mind, pointing out I was myself a disabled pensioner.
As her trial continues, she interrupts Charlie's evidence to give the judge a piece of her mind. And it's not long before she's in the witness box giving evidence herself.
She's got a lot of catching up to do and giving Ian a piece of her mind is as good a place to start as any.
To make matters worse, Anne goes to the factory to give Carla a piece of her mind, Sally follows her and overhears a conversation that gives Peter's secret away.
Angry Amelia demanded a showdown and he agreed to see her in his dressing room, where the Geordie singer gave him a piece of her mind.
"She then gave him a piece of her mind about his behaviour before taking her seat," said Mr Davidson.
As the attacker arrives back on the street Deirdre delivers a piece of her mind. However, she is gutted when instead of condemning Tracy's attacker the locals are defensive.
The stallholder is on a night out at R&R when she bumps into Paul and gives him a piece of her mind about Danielle's abortion.